Excellence & Awards

VCE Season of Excellence 2017

The VCE Season of Excellence 2017 is about to begin and promises to showcase a selection of Victoria's most outstanding VCE and VCE VET students from 2016 in some of Melbourne's leading cultural venues.

All Season events are supported by education talks, forums, presentations and printed and online materials. They recognise students who have achieved very high results in their VCE study, and are an extraordinary and inspirational way to demonstrate what is achievable through the VCE curriculum.

Concert and screening tickets are selling fast. There are limited door sales; booking is recommended as most events sell out. For further information about Season events, please visit the Season of Excellence webpage.

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Top Class Sound

a young man sitting down playing a guitar

Ashley Griffin (Strathmore Secondary College/
Distance Education Victoria)

Top Class Sound will be held at Melba Hall, University of Melbourne, Parkville (1.30pm Friday 24 February 2017), and features live music performances by Victoria's next generation of young composers. It's a unique opportunity to hear inspiring works by VCE Music Style and Composition, VCE Music Investigation and VCE VET Music students in an iconic and historic venue. For some students Top Class Sound will mark their debut, with their compositions being performed before an audience for the first time.

Top Class Sound 2017 program details are on the Season of Excellence webpage and booking information is available on the University of Melbourne's Eventbrite page.

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Top Class Dance

a female ballet dancer in a tutu with her feet in point

Danielle Whitfort (Victorian College of
the Arts Secondary College)
performing Wedding Variation from
Paquita by Marius Pepita

Top Class Dance is an entertaining series of concerts, which showcase performing arts students from VCE Dance and VCE VET Dance.

Audiences will see the Melbourne Recital Centre light up with two concerts on Thursday 23 February 2017. A range of dance styles, from street to contemporary, classical, tap and jazz, will be performed by exceptionally talented senior secondary students from 2016.

Top Class Dance 2017 program details are available on the Season of Excellence webpage and booking information on the Melbourne Recital Centre website.

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Top Class Drama and Theatre Studies

The fantastic Top Class series of concerts continues with Top Class Drama and Theatre Studies at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Thursday 2 March (10.30am, 2.00pm and 6.00pm) and Friday 3 March (10.30am and 2.00pm).

a young man acting in a play holding an umbrella

James Crozier (St Michael's Grammar School), performing
the Panto Dame

Audiences can see five unique concerts comprising performances by students of VCE Drama and VCE Theatre Studies. These concerts showcase dramatic and comedic performances by some of Victoria's most imaginative students.

Tickets for these concerts are selling fast, but can still be purchased from the Melbourne Recital Centre website.

This year there are also two Theatre Studies forums available for design students at the Melbourne Museum at 1.30pm on Friday 3 March (in the afternoon after the 10.30am Theatre Studies concert) and 1.45pm on Friday 24 March. For bookings and details, please visit the Melbourne Museum website.

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Sign up for Season of Excellence updates

Students, teachers and supporters of the Season of Excellence can now sign up to receive notification about Season events and unique behind-the-scenes stories about Top Class performances, films at Top Screen, and works on display at Top Designs and Top Arts exhibitions. The first update will land in your inbox in February; sign up now so you don't miss out!

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